Keeping in touch by blog!

Thank you for spending a few minutes and checking out my blog!

This is a great way for me to keep you informed about what's new at Oakdale Dental.  You'll find stories about todays dentistry and how it can make your life better and healthier, and sometimes some random thoughts I hope you find interesting. 

If you are already one of my patients, let me know what you think.  Any topics you would like to read about or questions you have, just send me an email.There is lots of information already on this site and my other practice website: Oakdale Dental! 

For those of you who I have not had the pleasure to meet yet, I'm glad to have here and feel free to drop by and pay us a visit at Oakdale Dental in beautiful Oakville.

So, come back once in a while...I try to post regularly and have some interesting things for you to check out and maybe a story or two to tell.



"Great things start with a smile!" Dr Rosenblat

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Kids are great patients!

I find treating children to be a very rewarding experience. When parents ask me about bringing their child in for a first visit it is a great opportunity for me to make sure the child is not overly "prepared" for the appointment.  As a father I understand how parents want to protect their youngster form unpleasant experiences and pain.  Remembering what may have unfortunately been an unpleasant experience when they were young, parents will often tell their children things like "it won' hurt".  Kids are really smart.  Saying it won'tparents love to photograph their kids visits @ hurt can trigger anxiety; "why are you telling me that? Might it hurt?".  As a new experience there are some good books and cartoons a child can see to show them what a dental visit is like.  But when a child is sitting with me I have the chance to show and tell them what I do and often let them hold the dental instruments I use.  I want to remove the mystery of this new experience and even have the child help me with their visit.  It's great to have a mom or dad  in the room with the child and I at each visit too.  I love it when parents take pictures of their kids in the dental chair, helping to celebrate a new milestone in their growing up! And if a cavity is found it's usually the parent that is the most anxious.  Let me let you in on a little secret:  I find the freezing is usually one of the easiest parts of a filling appointment for a child! And at the end of their visit a trip to the Treasure Box helps reinforce the message: a dentist appointment is OK!


Great things start with a smile!

Dr Steven Rosenblat